One of the reasons for Pakistan’s politics being poor is lack of communication between political leaders and the rank and file.
Some govts create problems for themselves by offering a reason for a minister’s dismissal because the reasons are justiciable.
An organisation can gain much from stocktaking that is done at regular intervals.
The ECP’s freedom from government interference is in fact one of the foundations of democratic governance.
The attempt to tilt at windmills is not warranted as the rulers face no difficulty in acting on their policies.
Civil society groups and political parties tend to treat their paid employees as casual labour.
Was Daska a rehearsal for a new way to manage elections?
Civil services reform constitutes only a part of the much bigger scheme of governance which is showing some traces of regression.
In Pakistan, democracy has been smothered by a string of political quacks.
The entire edifice of representative government in Pakistan has been raised on shifting sands.
The present became more and more meaningless to Agha Ameer Husain.
The most efficient administrations derive their strength from the quality and regularity of intra-department consultation.
The government’s response to the slaughter of 10 coal miners raises serious questions about its capacity to deal with the matter.
The nation has reason to be grateful to the Hazaras for setting models of forbearance in the face of calamity.
If this trend continues, we might end up by dispatching the government on a one-way ticket to Antarctica.
In the post-colonial world, many newly independent countries have followed the fascist route.
The commission is apparently not interested in finding out who picked up the victims and why.
Some small steps could reduce the distance between legislatures and the people.
It is in everyone’s interest to lower political temperatures and relearn the virtues of peaceful coexistence.
It would be a sad day for Pakistan if punishments ruled out two centuries years ago were to be reintroduced.